I must congratulate
Dr. Rajesh Rajani for bringing out an excellent issue on "Coronary Interventional
Dr. BK Goyal who is a Senior Cardiologist and Dean of Bombay Hospital Institute
of Medical Sciences has done so much for this institution. Not only that he
has done much work for his other Cardiologist colleagues of our country.
This year he has arranged one of the biggest
Cardiological meet on "1st World Congress of Interventional Cardiology"
in Oct 99. Thus it was very appropriate that this issue is dedicated to him.
Lina Deodhar et al from Bombay Hospital on
Page 253 present their work on drugs resistance in tuberculosis. Their findings
of 25.2% strains resistant to both rifampicin and isoniazid is very important
and should be confirmed by other laboratories. In future more specialists should
send for sputum culture and drug sensitivity in patients suspected of having
On page 259 Kedar Ganla et al from Wadia Maternity Hospital report their findings
of tocolytic efficacy of Nifedipine. They showed that this drug is a better
tocolytic agent than isoxsuprine.
Nifedipine and Verapamil were used by Dhar and K Farzan in rats to study the
effect on water and electrolytes balance. Their interesting observations are
shown on page 263.
On page 268 H Chiniwala et al from Bhagwati Municipal Hospital, Borivli have
reported effect of primary lengthening and resuturing rupture of tendoachilles
in a large series of 10 patients with fairly good results.
Methotrexate has been used on a large scale in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
On page 271 S Rao and Hishikar from Cama Hospital report the use of this drug
as an alternate to operative abortion for termination of pregnancy.
On page 273 Satoskar and Salvi from GS Medical College report their experience
of operative intervention for delivery of dead foetus, thus helping in reducing
the maternal mortality.
Pherwani et al from Hinduja Hospital on page
276 report their interesting findings on estimation of hydrogen peroxide levels
in the blood and urine of normal infants and infants with sepsis. Many more
such studies are welcome in order to help the clinician to treat patients with
D Balsarkar et al from LTMG Hospital on page 333 report a very rare case of
primary thyroid tuberculosis. It should be noted by all practitioners in our
While Bonshahi et al from Nair Hospital on page 336 present a case of spinal
tuberculosis involving D1 vertebra, thus adding information to the fact that
Kochs can affect any area of the spine.
R Verma et al on page 342 from KJ Somaiya
Medical College report a very rare and interesting case of Caroliís disease
of liver which was picked up by ERCP. It is possible that in modern days an
MRCP will pick up this similar disease, without using invasive procedure.
Shilpa Rao, et al from Topiwala Medical College on page 344 report a very interesting
and rare case of Leiomyoma in the ileum which was the cause of massive gastrointestinal
While same authors on page 349 report case
of lymphoma of the terminal ileum in a 64 years male who presented with abdominal
pain, vomiting and an abdominal lump.
And finally Abhang Prabhu et al from GS Medical College report on page 355 a
very rare case of Uterine arteriovenous malformation which was causing menorrhagia.